Our RV Park was just down the road from the Colorado National Monument, 32 square miles of plateaus and canyons, which was first protected by the National Park Service in 1911. The rim drive around the canyon was built between 1931 and 1950 and is a beautiful, winding drive around the soaring canyon walls.
We saw two eagles dipping and soaring and screeching just above us, and the scenery is stunning. From many angles the Bookcliff range of Utah forms the backdrop for viewing the canyon. The spectacularly colored formations in the National Monument are a vivid contrast to the solid grey of the Bookcliffs.